Seneca High School MCA

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Seneca High School
United States
Type Public Secondary
Established 1957
School district Jefferson County Public Schools
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,470 (2014-15)[1]
Campus Urban
Mascot Seneca HS Redhawks.jpg
Fight song Seneca Forever

Seneca High School MCA (Magnet Career Academy) is a Louisville, Kentucky, USA, public school. It is located at 3510 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40220, in the Hikes Point neighborhood and is part of Jefferson County Public Schools.


Seneca is a public senior high school with a full complement of academics including learning and academic disabilities education and English as a Second Language. Seneca has an Honors program, an Advanced Placement program, a Competitive Music Program, an Urban AgriScience magnet program, and the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program (JROTC). A professional career theme called Creating Our Global Community offers courses in human services, education, and international studies. The foreign languages offered are French, Latin, Japanese, German, Spanish and Chinese. Students are now required to follow a dress code, although uniform is no longer enforced.


  • Baseball
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling
  • Competitive Marching Band
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • ice Hockey (boys)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling


  • Principal: Kim Harbolt
  • Assistant Principal: Nureka Dixon
  • Assistant Principal: Heather Orman
  • Assistant Principal: Joshua Greer
  • Assistant Principal:

Notable alumni

  • Diane Sawyer – Television journalist for ABC News (1963)
  • Mike R. Redd - Basketball standout. All-State three years and named Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 1963 when Seneca won the Kentucky state championship. Led Kentucky Wesleyan to third in the 1964 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament.[2] Drafted in 1967 by the Boston Celtics.[3] Won the AAU Men's National Basketball Championship in 1969 and 1970 with the U.S. Armed Forces All-Stars.[4] Elected to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1999.[5] (1963)
  • Jerry Abramson – Louisville, Kentucky mayor and Kentucky lieutenant governor. (1964)
  • Wes Unseld – NBA basketball player for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988. He led Seneca High School to two Kentucky state championships in 1963 and 1964. His 88 rebounds in the 1964 tournament, and 72 rebounds in the 1963 tourney, rank as the two top tournament marks in that category.[6] As a senior he was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball. Elected to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1989.[6] (1964)
  • Cyb (Priscilla) & Patricia Barnstable – Identical twin actresses who appeared as the Doublemint Twins in commercials for Wrigley chewing gum, portrayed Betty 1 and Betty 2[7] in the short lived 1970s television series, Quark, and co-host the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Party, a celebrity charity event. (1969)[8][9]
  • Darryl Bishop – Football defensive back who still holds University of Kentucky career records for pass interceptions and interception return yardage.[10] All-SEC, First Team in 1973 and Second Team in 1972, Bishop was named to the Hula Bowl and North–South Shrine Game. Along with Joe Federspiel, Bishop was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 1971, the Outstanding Defensive Back in 1972 and 1973,[11] and drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1974. Bishop walked-on and played on the freshman basketball team during the 1969–70 season. He is considered by Kentucky[12] to be its first African American basketball player. Bishop returned as a walk-on for the 1971–72 season, playing in five games[13] during legendary coach Adolph Rupp's final season at Kentucky. (1969)
  • ZZ Packer – short-fiction writer and author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere featured on the Today Show Book Club. (1990)
  • Garry Williams – Offensive lineman for the NFL Carolina Panthers and University of Kentucky. (2004)
  • Stephen John – Sports writer, ghostwriter, and poker enthusiast. Co-author with Marvin Karlins of Deal Me In (Published 2009)[14]
  • Doan Hoang – Director of Oh, Saigon, award-winning documentary about her family's separation during the fall of Saigon and her attempt to reunite them. (1990)
  • Rev. Dr. Kevin W. White, Sr. - Retired Senior Pastor, Indianapolis; former Associate Pastor at St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky; Founder/CEO @kirksmithproject. Class of 1981.
  • Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts, critically acclaimed writer, filmmaker, and owner of NewSeason Books and Media. Class of 1993.
  • Otis Junior - American singer

See also


  1. ^ "Seneca High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kentucky Wesleyan College Athletics - 100-Year Basketball Celebration comes to a close". 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  3. ^ "1967 NBA Draft". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  4. ^ "AAU Men's National Champions (1969-2009) - Hoopedia". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  6. ^ a b "1989 Dawahares-Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame Inductees" (PDF) (Press release).
  7. ^ "Space Babes: Patricia & Cyb Barnstable". Space 1970. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  8. ^ "IMDb Cyb Barnstable Biography". Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  9. ^ "IMDb Patricia Barnstable Biography". Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  10. ^ "Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site – University of Kentucky" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-08. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Special Football Awards/Senior Bowl Game Appearances/Team Awards – Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  12. ^ "Notable Kentucky African Americans – Football". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  13. ^ "Game-by-Game Statistics for Darryl Bishop". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  14. ^ "Deal Me In – The "must-have" poker story book!". 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2012-03-08.

External links

  • School website
  • Redhawks Football
  • Fight Song Seneca Forever

Coordinates: 38°12′27.82″N 85°39′18.91″W / 38.2077278°N 85.6552528°W / 38.2077278; -85.6552528

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